August 23, 2013

Kotobukiya ArtFX+ New 52 Justice League Green Lantern statue

Hey all, Khai from Kool Kollectibles, back with a review of the Kotobukiya ArtFX Green Lantern statue!

Just like the Superman statue, the Kotobukiya ArtFX+ New 52 Green Lantern is a great representation of an iconic superhero. The sculpt is again designed by master sculptor Goutaro Takeuchi, lending an anime style to the facial expression. In fact, I was starting to get confused with the Green Hornet Kato character for a bit there :)

The paint on the face and mask is nicely done, with the skin tone not overly pale or tanned. Again the hair is well sculpted and finished. Overall, the statue certainly looks great on display!




The pose again is fairly subtle and not overly dynamic, with the ring on the fist giving a nice punctuation to the stance. The metallic green is very nicely done, but the figure doesn't stand out as much as Superman mainly due to the matte black finish on the rest of the suit. It would've been interesting to see what the statue would have looked like if they had finished the black in a metallic shiny finish like the other statues. Perhaps that might have been a bit to "bright", so they went with the matte finish instead.




Again, the statue looks great from all angles, with the body proportions being a little better than the Superman. The legs and torso section seem to match better in this statue.




The musculature on the statue is great, as they are on all the New 52 statues. The lines and patterns on the suit are again done very precisely. Mine had a minor blemish on the chest area with a bit of black paint splash, but it's tiny so I wont bother trying to remove it.




As with all the statues in this range, it comes with a magnetic base and magnets embedded in the feet. Really nicely designed, non-intrusive, and flexible in the display options, so definitely a win-win there.




The Green Lantern is certainly not one of the superheroes I'm most familiar with, with most of my focus being around Superman and Batman. But this figure is so amazing that now I want to go back and look into the character's history and origin. I don't have an opinion either way on whether the New 52 is better or worse than the classic comics, but I do know I love this new representation in at least an aesthetic way. Displayed individually or together with his Justice League brethren, the statue is a highly recommended collectible!

Check out the Kool Kollectibles youtube channel video review below :)







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